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Oct 29, 2013 9:30am EDT
republicans. compared to 29%, president obama. 56% of americans consider the republican party as too extreme. compared to 48% who said the same in march. only 7 months ago. when asked if the election for the house of representatives were held today, 49% say they would vote for the democratic candidate as compared to 38% the republican candidate. and 11 point margin of difference. >> question, why aren't republicans doing better and where is the soul of the republican party? pat buchanan. >> the heart and soul is out in the country. it's at the grass roots, it's populous, it's conservative, it is traditionalist and wants to fight. no doubt the power, a lot of the power is located here in d.c. but in the long run, john, the republican party is facing demographic death. 90% of mitt romney's vote came from white americans and they have now fallen to 73% of the electorate and 63% of the population and it is getting smaller and smaller and smaller. >> why? >> it's because of the mass immigration, the change in demography. if you take the three minorities, asians, african americans, which a
FOX News
Oct 28, 2013 9:00pm PDT
under the rules they impose on regular folks in the nation including obama care. republican senator rand paul is introducing the constitutional amendment. he joins us now. good to see you. what's the purpose of this? >> well, ever since i ran for office people would say, you know, what makes me mad is congress passes law and exempts themselves. my amendment would say congress shall pass no law that they exempt themselves or the president or the supreme court. one of the particularly galling things about obama care is the chief justices who decided the case don't have to live under it. they get special health care and don't live under obama care. that's wrong. >> the odds of this passing -- right, because to get a constitutional amendment through you three-fifths of the states, three-fourths of the states. so the odds of getting it through are slim. >> it will take an enormous ground swell. there is a lot of movement for this republican, democrat or independent. there is a great movement for term limits and a lot of d dissatisfaction with washington now. if these were put to the amer
MSNBC
Oct 29, 2013 4:00pm PDT
. >>> also republicans crying crocodile tears over the problems with the rollout of president obama's health care plan. they're pretending all they want to do is fix it. can you believe that? they just want to fix it. >> we've gone through 44 votes, 48 votes now, of you trying to dismantling the legislation. you call that cooperation? i don't. >> i like that guy out of his chair. >>> plus it's been a year since hurricane sandy hit the northeast and aid still isn't getting to many of those who desperately need it. >>> and let me finish tonight with the voters' want for politicians to work together. this is "hardball," the place for politics. the end. lovely read susan. but isn't it time to turn the page on your cup of joe? gevalia, or a cup of johan, is like losing yourself in a great book. may i read something? yes, please. of course. a rich, never bitter taste cup after cup. net weight 340 grams. [ sighs ] [ chuckles ] [ announcer ] always rich, never bitter. gevalia. american express credit card, every purchase earns you 2% cash back, which is deposited in your fidelity account. is
MSNBC
Oct 29, 2013 7:00pm EDT
obama care. uncertainty is not something republicans appear to worry about all that seriously. >> there's a difference between a guy that stops to fix a tire and the guy that runs the car off the road. thank you, bill pascrell. >> thank you. honored to be here. >> and sam stein, thank you for being here. >>> up next, one year after hurricane sandy, aid isn't reaching the people that need it most yet. peter king, an expert on this subject, joins us. and "hardball's" new digital home is here. check out our page where you can connect with the community and watch full shows. just go to msnbc.com/hardball. mt comes to doing what you love, more is better. that's why we designed the all-new nissan versa note, with more technology, to get you into, and out of, tight spots. and more space so that you always have your favorite stuff. and, just for good measure, an incredibly efficient 40 mpg highway. so that when you're doing more, you're spending less. the all-new nissan versa note. your door to more. now get a $139 per month lease on a 2014 nissan versa note. ♪ there's nothing like
MSNBC
Oct 29, 2013 9:00am PDT
of the iceberg. >> this week republicans smelled blood in president obama's claim no americans would be kicked off their existing plans. >> let me repeat this. nothing in our plan requires you to change what you have. >> and yet as nbc reports a detailed look at the legislation shows that the administration knew that more than 40 to 67% of those in the individual market, or some percentage of 14 million americans, would not be able to keep their existing plans. never mind the fact the new plans will offer more comprehensive coverage and sometimes at a lower price tag, this is clearly the next front in a war on the nation's health care law. >> we know this morning is the president knew that these letters were coming. in the president knew these letters were coming and still indicated that you could keep your health care plan if you liked it, now, that raises some serious questions about the sales job of obama care. >> no one is more keenly aware of the complicated sales job of obama care than, well, president obama. in an interview with fusion last night, the president tried to highli
CNN
Oct 29, 2013 10:00am PDT
perspective obz obama care. republican marsha blackburn of tennessee and democrat sheila jackson lee of texas. ladies, thanks very much for coming in. so congress woman sheila jackson lee, did the president mislead americans? because as you know, millions of americans now are being told their existing insurance planses are no longer up to par with what obama care requires and they have to apply for new plans. >> it's good to be with you wolf, and absolutely not. you know, republicans are trying to have an early halloween by having monsters in every corner. everything that is regarding the affordableable care act giving millions of americans the opportunity for health care our republican friends will find a monster. what is happening is and what has been noted by insurance leaders is that yes, there are grandfather plans but there are plans not adequate or responsive to the affordable care act new benefits. ones dealing with pre-existing conditions and wellness care and so these plans are being upgraded. no insurance company based on the affordable care act is being forced to eliminate i
MSNBC
Oct 29, 2013 11:00am PDT
many years but it hasn't worked. now republicans have a real sort of talking point around obama care now. >> let me bring you back in as far as the insurance industry. you have -- there are reports that insurance executives are heading to the white house and having discussions they do not want to see in extension that's being pushed by a few democrats. they believe that would be detrimental, we don't need another insurance here. some looking at wall street and how they are faring, they are doing pretty good. you've always been concerned about the insurance executives and their influence here. what concerns you at this point? >> well, they are inordinately influ enshal. that's why the statement if you like your insurance you can keep it was so ill advised because it doesn't take into consideration how powerful these people are in washington and how much control they have over the health care system. it's important they go to the white house again. a delay into -- of some of the elements of the affordable care act would not be a good thing. i think they can work -- they have a gre
CBS
Oct 29, 2013 12:00pm EDT
. >> reporter: many republicans and democrats are pushing president obama to delay parts of the plan. the president is taking heat for this promise. >> if you like your doctor or health care plan, you can keep it. >> reporter: but cbs news has confirmed insurers are telling more than 2 million americans they will lose coverage because it does not meet new government requirements. those people have to sign up for a new plan through the health care exchange. danielle nottingham, wjz eyewitness news. >> tomorrow they will grill kathleen cep bell yays. many are calling for her to resign in the wake of the troubled health care web site. >>> the white house is said to be looking at whether this country should end a program that allows the nsa to spy on foreign leaders. senator diane feinstein says she was flabbergasted such spying could take place. she is calling for a total review of all such activity. >>> there are more problems for the contractor that operates speed cameras in baltimore county. the county claims xerox failed to recalibrate a dozen cameras in february. according to the "balti
FOX News
Oct 29, 2013 3:00pm PDT
. >> reporter: new jersey democrat tempers flared after arkansas republican said the gop had offered alternatives to obama care. >> are you serious what you just said? are you really serious? after what we have gone through, after what we've gone through in the last three and a half years. >> reporter: tomorrow health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius is expected to blame the federal contractors in her prepared remarks sebelius will say "cms has a track record of successfully overseeing the m many contractors our programs to function. unfortunately those subset of those contracts for healthcare.gov have nod. >> expecting this secretary to be able to fix what she hasn't been able to fix during the last three and a half years is unrealistic. it's throwing good money after bad. it's time for her to resign. someone else to take charge. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner says the repair will require much more than a tech surge. >> it's time to delay this. it's time to fix this before it gets any worse. >> reporter: tavenne tried to manage expectations saying initial enro
FOX News
Oct 29, 2013 4:00pm PDT
. >> straight ahead, republicans not giving up. new strategy to delay obama care. representative michele bachmann is here. she is going to let new on that new strategy. plus, it's the nation's most famous boss offering tim tebow a job. you will hear from donald trump next. at od, whatever business you're in, that's the business we're in with premium service like one of the best on-time delivery records and a low claims ratio, we do whatever it takes to make your business our business. od. helping the world keep promises. >>> okay, everyone, it's time to hash it out. is donald trump getting into the football business. the mogul sending a message to the nfl about tim tebow. trump tweeting i just don't know why some of these nfl teams with lousy quarterbacks don't give tim tebow a chance? what do they have to lose? tebow was released by the patriots in august. will any team take the donald's advice? stay tuned football >>> this is my kind of holiday national cat day, san francisco, nyc teamed up with cheeseburger to bring you kittens, literally. the car company looking with local animal she
MSNBC
Oct 29, 2013 11:00am EDT
when it comes to obama care but it doesn't seem as if the rnc republicans have ever really taken the foot off the gas about obama care. so isn't this just more to be expected? >> well, sure. the glitches show the administration has clearly made mistakes with the rollout of this health care portal but they don't have a loyal opposition to work with. in a two-party adversarial system, the opposition party has a role to play in providing oversight, but congressional republicans are more interested in scoring cheap political points and attempting to sabotage the law rather than providing accountability. you know, we've had three years of oversight hearings on obama care, but they have been focused on irs conspiracy theories, on birth control. they have done almost nothing to ask questions on how to improve the rollout of this health care portal, and if they had asked questions about the portal and improving it in the last three years rather than starting today, maybe we'd be in a better place. >> i think congressman ryan's question that we led our segment with facilitates the fact that w
MSNBC
Oct 29, 2013 12:00pm EDT
responsible for healthcare.gov rollout became the first obama administration official to testify before congress. until today tavenner had largely avoided scrutiny from republicans who have instead preferred to train their fire on her boss kathleen sebelius. >> i understand you're not publicly releasing those numbers but i'm asking, do you have any idea of on a weekly basis how many people enrolled in how do you not know how many people have enrolled? >> we'll have those numbers available mid november. >> while the sniping over the website persists in committee, republican leadership is out with a new message. we're over the website. >> the problem with obama care isn't just the website, it's the whole law. >> the bottom line is the problems with obama care run deeper than just the website. >> the problems go well beyond a flopped website. >> it is clear obama care and flaws are much more than the website. the website is the tip of the iceberg. >> this week republicans smelled blood in president obama's claim no americans would be kicked off their existing plans. >> let me repeat
CSPAN
Oct 29, 2013 7:00am EDT
controversy about spying on allies and the like, i would like to see president obama pardon jonathan thomas. host: alexander from maryland, a republican caller. feel like theyy should not endorse spying and other countries and even our allies. i feel like it's important we knwo ow what's going on. --etimes our allies can be sometimes we need to know these things. host: yunnan chancellor merkel of germany? -- we should continue this, even on chancellor merkel of germany? caller: yes. it can be done more professionally and carefully on how we go about doing it, instead of doing it haphazardly and -- i'm looking for the word. in a professional manner. that's what i think. host: by that do you mean without being caught? caller: well not necessarily by being caught. if there is some type of issue that arises or flags that pop up, go aheaed and spy. if they do get caught spying and a case is brought about it the us can turn around and say, this is the reason we spied on you. host: james is next from minneapolis, a republican caller. caller: i love this, and this is hilarious. the nsa was made to
CNN
Oct 29, 2013 2:00pm PDT
. he has a tendency to be rude and sometimes take on his own folks. and you cannot win a republican nomination by beating up on the republican party. that just won't work. >> stuart rothenberg says that and the link to president obama after superstorm sandy may have hit christie for a primary. other potential gop candidates, like ted cruz, rand paul, could convince republican primary voters that they cannot trust chris christie because he wasn't there when tea party republicans stood up to president obama just in these last few weeks. >> you are getting pushback from the christie camp that he was playing politics immediately after the superstorm sandy hit jersey. >> they are sense totive to that, even a year later. they are going to point out what christie said earlier this year. in the first days and hours after the storm, politics never crept into his thinking. he said -- look at it this way. most of his residents were without power and no schools were open. only 51 gas stations were operational and he had to do what he could to help the people of that state and that men working w
FOX Business
Oct 28, 2013 10:00pm EDT
. seconds, bluntly, the republicans are worse than obama. that is what he is counting on. he goes after them, but was down. so far that strategy has paid dividends. lou: worse than in what context? >> devices, polarizing, fewer solutions, study is done less so for the future. lou: of sorry. i am looking for ideas. obamacare was the big idea. mitch mcconnell. i promise you that i was anyone thinking of it. then again, i have been waiting so expectedly for three and a half years for obamacare to be here, and is. what is here is disaster. we are going to see why, because you introduce the idea. who would like to take up with this panel and therefore we will why the national liberal media seems to think that president obama, despite all of the severance knows more than george w. bush knew and why is and the national media laughing as it did at mr. bush, why not laugh at mr. obama? who will take that up with the panel on become my back. stay with u tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 trading inspires your life. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 life inspires your trading. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 where others see fad
MSNBC
Oct 29, 2013 3:00pm PDT
. tonight's lead, the truth about the gop effort to kill obama care. it's not really about the health care website. it's about the entire law. today republican leaders made that clear. >> you know, the problem with obama care isn't just the website. it's the whole law. >> and the bottom line is the problems with obama care run deeper than just the website. >> hear that? this isn't about the website glitches. it's about scrapping the whole thing. never mind that 17 million children with pre-existing conditions are now covered. never mind that insurance premiums are 16% lower than expected. the gop wants all this to wither on the vine. and they're offering no alternatives of their own. and today democratic congressman bill pasquel called them out on it. >> including the one i'm the coo sponsor of. >> are you serious what you just said? are you really serious? after what we have gone through and what we have gone through in the last three and a half years. you can sit there and say that you had a legitimate alternative after these years? we've gone through 44 votes, 48 votes now, of you tryin
CNBC
Oct 29, 2013 7:00pm EDT
principles. i don't know a republican that does not hate obama care because of what it's doing to our country, what it's doing to health care, what it's doing to knock people off what they have. i don't know someone who doesn't support replacing healthcare. we had differences on tactics. that's different than principles. we will be putting out spec ideas, like tom coburn and richard burn and i did if 2009, hsa tax credits, patient centered health care. are you in charge of your health care, not some distant bour krat. we want those proifrs competing against each other for our business as consumers, as patients, not hoping the government will cut us a deal through their bour rockcracy. >> i want to talk for a second about this democratic party panic over the unveiling of obama care, which in my humble opinion is not really about a lousy computer work. >> that's right. >> it's there. i understand that. and obama may fire sebelius and the information we got is they knew for three years, they knew for three years about the shall we say elevated degree of cognitive dissidence they have bee
NBC
Oct 29, 2013 5:00am PDT
. christina has a look at the forecast coming up soon. 5:11. >> president obama will meet with house republicans today to try to get immigration legislation moved through congress. the legislation is stalled in the house. months ago the senate passed a comprehensive bill to tighten border security to provide a path for citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the u.s. most house republicans reject that comprehensive approach to immigration reform. >> the syrian hackers were able to change the meaning of some of the president's tweets overnight. scott mcgrew, a clever hack. >> this is again an attack from the so-called syrian electronic army. what they did was they gained access to the short code links used by the president's elections site. so take a look. this is an example tweet. i'm making this up. he might say hey, take a look at this important issue, and that would be him. then there is a link to a webpage he wants you to look at but it's shortened. i think you've seen these shortened things on twitter. hackers were able to redirect that short url system
CNN
Oct 29, 2013 1:00pm PDT
going way up. i just want -- i have a lot of now conservative republican friends who are calling me and saying, here's the ironic thing. i'm going to benefit from obama care. i'm glad they are. but i just thought that maybe all of them would be put in a pool with me instead of the pool expanding where all the healthy people, you know, kind of went into a higher premium pool. because then to me it is not affordable. it is available but not affordab affordable. >> our thanks to sue klinkhamer for telling us her story. >>> just keep quiet. that's the advice by one republican. taking shots at the majority leader in the senate. which republican senator is so fed up with harry reid he called him a name i can't even repeat here. y time, which is great...what? he's using you. he probably has a citi thankyou card and gets 2x the points at restaurants. so he's just racking up points with me. some people... ugh! no, i've got it. the citi thankyou preferred card. now earn 2x the points on dining out and entertainment, with no annual fee.to apply, go to citi.com/thankyoucards ♪ (train horn) vo
CSPAN
Oct 28, 2013 10:00pm EDT
we recently experienced the standoff of president obama and congressional republicans. in a number of questions emerged from that crisis include, but not limited to the future of the republican party itself, the impact on america's image abroad, and what it implies for the duration of president obama's presidency. to answer questions or attempt to address them, we've assembled a distinguished panel here today including david keen, the former chairman of the american conservative union and the current opinion editor of the washington times. david is a veteran, political observer, and has participated in republican party politics for several decades. to the immediate right is the grover m. herman fellow in federal best of my knowledge tear -- budgetary affairs, row institute for economic studies, the heritage foundation, and she will address some of the economic implications of the process. to my left is president of the center of the national interest, the parent organization of the national interest magazine, and he'll talk about implications internationally for the united states.
MSNBC
Oct 29, 2013 2:00pm PDT
. this has republicans scared out of their minds. they don't know what to do. krauthammer laid down the battle lines this morning. he said if obama care fails, liberalism will be set back a generation. >> the irony is that his signature achievement, obama care, is the test of this new liberalism, and today it hangs in the balance of a website or a promise here and there, so there's kind of a practical reality check on his ambitions. if he does not succeed with obama care, the cause of the kind of expansive liberalism, the kind of entitlement state he has been looking for, i think will be set back a full generation. >> this is not about entitlements. this is about excess. this is about people being denied. and this new liberalism that's out there. heck, i thought kennedy had a pretty good dose of how he wanted to take this country in the right direction. and now president obama, i guess you could say, generationally speaking is taking us to round two. what are they afraid of? they are afraid that this is going to be so popular, and that they are on the wrong side of history, that they wo
FOX News
Oct 28, 2013 11:00pm PDT
to us. #greta in all your tweets and posts. house republicans demanding answers about the obama care web site and a subpoena is going out o. house oversight chair darrell issa is here to talk about that next. test test >>> okay. let's go off the record for just a minute. now, this is not about whether you are for or against obama care. this is about reality. about getting the money to fund obama ha care. where are we getting it. obama care for the nation ♪ free. we had to find the money but where? shear who the obama administration is banking on, the young and the healthy. president obama believes the old and healthy will finance old. young people typically don't have much medical care. they are young. the hope is that the young fill the obama care covers and take that money to use to pay the big medical bills of the older and the sick. can we counted on the young? will they do this for us? what do you think in the the white house is hoping the young will make up 40% of the new enrollees in the health care exchanges, but getting that many people to sign up, well, i don't think that
FOX News
Oct 28, 2013 7:00pm PDT
fallout? >> thankfully, ted cruz has branded the republican party as the anti-obama care party. that's going to help us next year. i would recommend the if this proceeds as it looks like it is going to where the democrats have to ask for a delay now, exactly what they shut the government down for, lo those weeks ago, ted cruz and mike lee and the house republicans should do the same thing to a delay bill. attach the defund. now it's not a question of shutting down the government. now it's not a question of the debt ceiling. they can't get it up and running. they have to pass a delay bill. >> there is almost an open warfare against good conservatives. in utah they are going to primary mike lee. if they do -- >> oh! >> you didn't hear? >> no. >> establishment guys are targeting tea party members. >> the one thing you are supposed to depend on the establishment as we refer to it they are supposed to not primary our own guys. usually they are upset about the establishment type and the party apparatus says, no, no don't waste timen on this. we'll keep them. >> if they do though that to mike
MSNBC
Oct 28, 2013 8:00pm PDT
president obama doesn't halt the deportations and every day the house republicans don't act on this bill. so, i think americans have tuned in to that. i think americans understand the crisis that our community is faced with every day, and they tie that to the inaction. i mean, but republicans have now this track where they have to first fail at something to then realize that it's political suicide for them to continue on that destructive path. >> that's a good point, and that is exactly the dynamic that had to happen with the shutdown, and hopefully, i hope that you're right, that enough failure will convince john boehner to do the thing he did with the shutdown, the thing he did with sandy recovery, which is bring it to a vote. lorella praeli from the united we dream network, thank you so much. >> the story in california where hundreds of thousands of middle class americans are finding sticker shock. >> the president has some credibility problems, too, because he goes out and says these things that have right from the get-go been untrue, and he knew they were untrue. >> that was ka
MSNBC
Oct 28, 2013 8:00pm EDT
danger, really, that the republican right poses to the country. so, that's the other possibility, that you'll see a kind of a change where the people who are now dealing with the obama people, people like senator corker, senator ayotte, will become the norm, and the ted cruzes will become marginalized. >> in order for that to happen, of course, and this gets back to the point i was just making with tim pawlenty, there has to be a shift in political incentives so that lindsey graham and others face people essentially to their left in primaries, rather than a man like lee bright, who says tyranny is what barack obama, harry reid and the rest of the liberals are trying to force upon our land. john judis from the new republic, thank you for your time. >> thank you. >>> coming up -- >> we need a responsible, permanent solution to the problem of those who are here illegally. but first, we must follow through on the broken promises of the past to secure our borders and enforce our laws. >> during this address that republican senator marco rubio famously took that famous sip of water, wh
MSNBC
Oct 29, 2013 3:00pm EDT
>> republicans are trying to justify their rejection of obama care, using texas as an example. >> it's breast cancer awareness month, kfc wants you to buy a thigh. what did you think i was going to say? >> if virginia is for lovers, why all the haters? ♪ >> i spy problems at the white house, first after reassuring the americans for four years, they will be able to keep insurance if they like it. nbc news chief investigative correspondent lisa myers says millions will have their plans canceled whether they like it or not because they don't meet standards. 50% to 75% will receive cancellation notices and more is that these regulations were known by the president in july of 2010. back then estimates were between 40 to 67% of customers. this does not involve the great majority of americans who get their insurance at work. republicans are already using this to renew their repeatedly failed calls to repeal the law. >> if the president knew that these letters were coming and still indicated that you could keep your health care plan if you liked it, now, that raises some serious que
Al Jazeera America
Oct 29, 2013 7:00am EDT
on capitol hill since the october 1 launch of the website. republicans have called for her resignation, but president obama said he still has faith in her. >> penn state university is getting ready to pay out $60 million to victims of former football coach jerry sandusky, announcing settlements with 26 accusers. this comes more than a year after sandusky was accused of 45 counts of child sex abuse and sent to prison for life. penn state president rodney erickson called the settlements another step forward in the healing process for victims. >> a surprising study of college campuses finds repeat rapists often go unpunished. >> he wasn't suspended. >>? >> he wasn't expelled? >> no. >> school predators going from one victim to another. why law enforcement have such a hard time bringing them to justice. >> where are you guys one year later? >> basically exactly the same place we were the day after the storm. >> the insurance loophole that's leaving some sandy victims without the ability to rebuild their homes. >> how much you pay for loans could be decided in the next few days.
MSNBC
Oct 29, 2013 1:00am EDT
simply because of the size of the federal website. i think when obama care passed, nobody envisioned that 30 some odd republican governors would refuse medicaid. rsh let's listen to what jay karney had to say about this today. >> what everybody said all along is there will be changes brought about to create minimum standards. min numb services that everyone has to provide. there are existing health care plans that don't meet the minimum standards and therefore do not qualify for the affordable care ak. >> he is talking about one of the controversial aspects of the law as it's working now which is republicans say that people are being kicked off of their health plans. in fact, what's going on is that the health plans are being brought up to standard, up to grade where they will provide a greater value. >> right. we went through this. we did a lot and have done a lot of obama care. we did it about 20 years ago. we have gone through this. there is resistance because people like what they have but the truth is a lot of what people have had in the individual market which was really a disa
CNN
Oct 29, 2013 9:00am PDT
bot at the state department. >> the what about republican leaders? that's an embarrassment for the obama administration. they say they're calling for a review of the nation's spy programs. it's perhaps one of the only things that the white house and the gop leadership can agree on these days. >> have a listen now to house speaker john boehner. he was talking just moments ago. >> i don't think there's any question that there needs to be review. there ought to be review. and it ought to be thorough. we've got obligations to the american people to keep them safe. we've got obligations to our allies around the world. but having said that, we've got to find the right balance here. and clearly, there's -- we're imbalanced as we stand here. >> and john boehner seeming to echo president obama there. interesting to note, this is coming out, all this condemnation and calls for reviews after it was revealed that foreign leaders were potentially spied on, not the millions of spanish or civilian enordinary citizens the gathering of their metadata. it's interesting that this was the impetus and
CSPAN
Oct 29, 2013 12:00pm EDT
telecommunications policy. president obama nominated tom wheeler as well as republican michael reilly to fill two vacant seats on the fcc. so what's stopping us frompart filling these vacancies with a bipartisan set of nominees?ause listen to this, the senator of texas opposes legislation proposed by democrats inould congress that would require not only groups that spend millions on political advertising to d disclose their donors. now, this next one is really a doozy, mr. president.e un the united states secretary of finance, treasury, i'm sorry -- in other countries it's called secretary of, or minister of finance. extremely important job. now, this man is qualified. management and budget, he's been the president's chief of staff, he's now secretary of treasury, and what a fine, fine man, jack lew. jack lew, even though he is the secretary of treasury of this great country, he can't go toins meetings that other finance ministers from can go. why? because the republicans are all these important bank boards, finance boards. international monetary fund, t he's supposed to be there, he can
CNN
Oct 29, 2013 6:00am PDT
you now back to washington. republican senator lindsey graham has turned up the heat on the obama administration for the handling of last year's benghazi terror attack and the aftermath. he's threatening to block all president nominations before the senate until survivors of the attack testify before the congress. take a listen. >> but foregod's sake, let the house have a select committee where you get three or four committees together to look at this situation as one unit rather than stove piping. and where are the survivors? 14 months later, the survivors, the people who su survived the attack in benghazi has not been made available. i'm going to block every appointment in the united states senate until the survivors are being made available to congress. i'm tired of hearing from people on tv and reading about stuff in books chld we need to get to the bottom of this. >> let me give you context here. those comments from lindy graham came a day after a new "60 minutes" report where eyewitnesses described warning signs that they saw leading up to it. one, a former british soldier d
CNN
Oct 29, 2013 11:00am PDT
audience. house republicans launching an in-depth investigation into the rollout of obama care have threatened to subpoena sebelius. so who is the secretary of health and human services anyway? the kansas democrat and former governor, she was never part of the white house inner circle. the president's second choice for hhs secretary, nominated after former senate leader tom daschle dropped out. but she helped to get president obama's signature accomplishment, obama care passed into law, just a handful of cabinet secretaries to stay on in the president's second term, and she's given no indication she's ready to leave the job. >> my job is to get this up and running are the way it should have been running on day one. it's the most important work i've ever done in my life. >> joe johns, cnn, washington. >> joe, thank you. coming up, the best video of the day, including this crazy story out of the florida. look at this. a clerk survives a shooting thanks to his cell phone. >>> plus, surfers in search of the big one find this monster wave. find out where and how we'll know if it breaks a
MSNBC
Oct 29, 2013 6:00am EDT
being a mere on looker in his own white house. republicans are calling president obama the quote, bystander president. a memo on the rnc's website point out numerous examples of a president who appears to be left in the dark. >> i heard on the news about this story that fast and furious, where allegedly guns were being run into mexico. >> do you know when he first knew that there was a problem? >> well, i think it became clear fairly early on, the first couple of days -- >> so not before that, though? not before october 1st? >> no. >> when did you first learn that the irs was targeting conservative political groups? >> i first learned about it from the same news reports that most people learned about this. >> when did the president find out about the department of justice subpoenas for the associated press? >> yesterday. let me be clear. we don't have any independent knowledge of that. he found out about the news reports yesterday on the road. >> i certainly did not know anything about the ig report before the ig report was leaked through press. >> question about so len dra. has
Al Jazeera America
Oct 29, 2013 1:00pm EDT
verses the conservatives, this as unified republicans. john boehner continues the drum beat against the affordable care act this morning. >> i said last week that obama-care is like a wet blanket over our economy. american people are looking for more jobs better wages but with all the uncertainty around this law, employers are having a verydy. time making decisions. it's time to delay this. it's time to fix this. before it gets only worse. >> another threshold question that no one at the white house or the administration wants to answer, how many people have been successful in signing up for this website. the problems first began to surface about three weeks ago, they will let us know in mid november. >> so mike, the bottom line in washington is they are talking about obama-care again. >> again, yeah. >> thank you very much, mike. officials are confirming a outbreak of polio in syria, this would be the first in 14 years. there are ten -- excuse me, confirmed cases 12 many are now being investigated. most of those people being tested are babies. last week the u.n. launch add campaign
CSPAN
Oct 29, 2013 10:00am EDT
the largest targeted news service and developed the telecommunications policy. president obama nominated tom wheeler as well as republican michael o'reilly to fill two vacant seats on the f.c.c. so what's stopping us from filling these vacancies with a bipartisan pair of nominees? listen to this. the senator from texas stalled the nomination because he owe boazs legislation proposed by democrats in congress that would require shadowy groups that spend millions on political advertising to disclose their donors. this next one is really a doozie , mr. president. the united states secretary of finance, treasury, i'm sorry, other countries it's called secretary of -- or minister of finance. extremely important job. this man is qualified. he's run the office of management and budget, he's been the present chief of staff, he's now secretary of treasury and what a fine, fine man jack lew. jack lew even though he is the secretary of treasury of this great country, he can't go to meetings that other finance ministers from around the world can go. why? because republicans are holding up h
Comedy Central
Oct 28, 2013 11:00pm PDT
control passed and that we shut down guantanamo three years ago. he thinks republicans will actually work with him. i know. i'm telling you, the president is in a bubble. >> jon: he's a bubble boy. >> yes. exactly. >> jon: why is it so important that president obama be kept in the dark about it? >> because they don't want to bum him out, jon. he's supposed to be america's inspiration. the face of hope and change. how is he supposed to give the moving speeches if he knows all the terrible stuff that is really going on? i don't know how you can sit here and tell jokes every night. >> jon: i pretend i'm a character in a movie about the country falling about. >> thanks, jon. a good tip. >> jon: if the president doesn't know what is actually happening, how does he run the country? >> oh, jon, no president has run the country since kennedy. you heard what they said. our spying operation is totally under the control of the national intelligence priorities frame work. >> jon: i can't believe that. you couldn't come up with a more sinister sounding organization. >> exactly. >> jon: to secretl
MSNBC
Oct 29, 2013 3:00am PDT
issue where republicans are being saved from themselves by just how bad the obama care roll out has been. because ultimately, you know, people's cancelled health insurance plans that's just a fact that's going to -- >> not cancelled, upgraded. >> no, no cancelled. >> we should be saying you're welcome. >> ramesh, thank you very much. come back. good to have you on. we'll be looking for the new issue of the national review. >> look at that cover. is that not -- i'm going to frame that cover. i love that cover. this really is, mika, this is one of the more important conservative articles in at that long, long time and ramesh would love to have you come back later this week and talk about this if you can. >> i don't agree. >> gene doesn't come to work on barry goldwater's birthday. >> he wishes we were more like goldwater republicans. >> you got to go back to that. >> we'll be right back. ♪ [ male announcer ] staying warm and dry has never been our priority. our priority is, was and always will be serving you, the american people. so we improved priority mail flat rate to give you a
CNN
Oct 29, 2013 3:00am PDT
you're seeing from republicans is painting president obama as a bystander in his own administration. this is something the rnc is trying to get traction with. they're pointing not only to the nsa program but to obama care as well. we heard from health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius, she told sanjay gupta that the president wasn't aware of the issues with that website until after it launched. that's what republicans are saying. but the white house predictably pushing back on this saying it's not really apples to apples here. we heard from white house press secretary jay carney. he said, kate, this is conflating disparate issues. >> brianna, thank you so much for that update. let's stay at the white house. the white house is responding to deadline pressure clarifying that americans will have until march 31st to sign up for obama care. this as the president's advisers are fighting back against another claim and denying that millions of people would lose coverage because of obama care. chief medical correspondent dr. sanjay gupta is joining us from atlanta. for more on t
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